Shearing machines…

As he notched up 180 or so sheep on the boards in 42C heat in a shearing shed at Victor Harbor last Wednesday, Jamestown shearer Beau Growden had his mind firmly set on the job at hand. But by next week, the 22-year-old’s skills will be on the big stage as he heads off to […]

Dedication at Grace Plains

GRACE Plains was inundated on Sunday when around 400 people attended a community event to remember and commemorate the Moquet Lee Pinery Fire Memorial, and officially unveil a plaque and display depicting photos and information not only of the fire, but the history of the area. MC Belinda Cay, introduced a number of speakers who […]

delivery dilemma

AN impromptu meeting was held for local farmers around Robertstown and Eudunda last Thursday, following bulk handling company, Viterra’s, announcement it has closed several grain silos and bunkers. The meeting was organised by local farmer Simon Niemz, and attended by around 20 farmers at the now closed Robertstown silos, who spoke of their concerns moving […]

A pig’s tale

It was the end of an era at Dublin saleyards on Tuesday, with the last pig auction taking place. The withdrawal of a major supplier has ultimately led to the demise of the pig market there, however House of Lindner auctioneer, Rene Martucci, said it had been on the cards for some time, and with […]

Owen Ag Bureau does Swan Hill

Twelve members ventured across the border last week for a whirlwind tour of the Swan Hill region. First stop was CMV pistachio nut farm at Robinvale. Members were shown through the plant and orchards, which are all drip irrigated.   Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com